PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2017
Released by: Sgt. Daron Wyatt, Contact: (714) 497-5633
SUBJECT: TWO JUVENILES ARRESTED FOLLOWING CONFRONTATION WITH OFF-DUTY LAPD OFFICER
ANAHEIM, CA – (February 21, 2017) – Two juveniles have been arrested following a physical confrontation during which an off-duty LAPD officer discharged his firearm. Nobody was struck by the gunfire and the Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detail is investigating.
APD officers were called to the area of Euclid St. and Palais at around 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon regarding a physical altercation between a male adult and several male juveniles. While officers were responding, additional information was received the adult was an off-duty LAPD officer, he had discharged his firearm, and was detaining at least one of the juveniles. Upon arrival, officers contacted the off-duty officer who admitted to discharging his firearm during an altercation with at least two individuals. Nobody was struck by the gunfire.
Based on the discharge of the firearm, APD homicide detectives responded to handle the investigation. Several juveniles witnessed the incident and were interviewed by detectives. The preliminary investigation has resulted in the arrest of two juveniles, one for making criminal threats and battery and the other for assault and battery. The off-duty officer is cooperating with the ongoing investigation and will not be arrested at this time.
However, a complete investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review at the conclusion of the investigation.
LAPD is conducting a concurrent internal/administrative investigation.
Anyone with information and/or cell phone video is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS or by email at www.occrimestoppers.org